Appalachian Trail VA - Rockfish Gap to Chester Gap Segment 4

Waynesboro, Virginia 22980

Appalachian Trail VA - Rockfish Gap to Chester Gap Segment 4

Appalachian Trail (VA) - Rockfish Gap to Chester Gap (Segment 4) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail grew up together. Civilian Conservation Corps crews built Skyline Drive on right-of-ways carved by AT trail volunteers. The routes stay within a half mile of each other as they pass through mountain gaps, past old farms and orchards, and over rocky mountaintops.

Iconic images of Shenandoah—autumn foliage, waterfalls, and soaring views off rocky outcrops—foster the idea of a timeless, never-changing park. A few days hiking the AT dispels this notion. Fires, floods, ice-storm damage, invasive insects, and gypsy moth infestation leave their distinctive mark on large areas of the forest in Shenandoah. In these areas, the AT gives hikers a view of the shrubby plants, small trees, wildflowers, and vines that mark early stages of reforestation."

Appalachian Trail (VA) - Rockfish Gap to Chester Gap (Segment 4) Trip Reports

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6/15/2006
Great challenge!! I love getting on the trail. Eventually I'll have the whole thing done.
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3/20/2006
I recommend this trail to anyone. It is very well keep up and the scenery is so beautiful. Its a good get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
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Trail Information

Waynesboro
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
107.1
Distance
Point-to-Point
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Open year-round
Season
Hunting
Additional Use
Views, Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Features
Appalachian Trail Conference, Harpers Ferry, WV, (304) 535-6331
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 67, D5
Local Maps

Trail Log